Matthew 3:8

“Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of repentance:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let your change of heart be seen in your works:
- Basic English Bible

Produce therefore fruit worthy of repentance.
- Darby Bible

Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
- Webster's Bible

Therefore let your lives prove your change of heart;
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore bring forth fruit worthy of repentance!
- World English Bible

Therfor do ye worthi fruyte of penaunce,
- Wycliffe Bible

bear, therefore, fruits worthy of the reformation,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 3:8


3:8 Repentance is of two sorts; that which is termed legal, and that which is styled evangelical repentance. The former (which is the same that is spoken of here) is a thorough conviction of sin. The latter is a change of heart (and consequently of life) from all sin to all holiness.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 3:8


Mt 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance. There is no repentance whatever unless there is a change of life as the result. The change of life is the proof of the change of heart.

Discussion for Matthew 3

  • Max
    verse 11; if you are baptized in the Holy Spirit and fire it is a privilege an adventure you have been giving dunamis power to fulfill the life of a disciple victoriously. you understand that you are a son. yet our ability to chose is not taken away
  • A disciple
    Anti-NWO; You say it quite accurately! With the advent of Rabbinic Judaism about 150 years (?) before; by the time John the Baptist began preaching and announcing the coming of the Saviour; it was a Country filled with Synagogues, zealots and sects; run by an extremely rich and powerful elite class, who were entrenched in a self-made system completely alienated and hostile to the Spirit of Christ.
  • Anti-NWO
    As usual, the Synagogue of Satan is insane with jealousy and fear that John will destroy their power over the masses. By this time the Tora is a matter of convenience; the Satanic oral Babylonian Talmud is what is being preached in the Synagogues. John is well aware of their Satanic practice that is destroying the people. Clearly, he is helping to start our Saviors ministry and then step aside.
  • BSP
    Verse 4: This shows that John the Baptist lived a simple life. His clothing was simple and so was the food that he ate.
  • Mark
    matthew 4 12-17 17 from that time jesus began to preach. the same time that john was cast into prison
  • Carol S. in Walnut Creek, CA
    Stuart, Jesus said those were the two GREATEST commandments on which hung all the law and the prophets. He gave us OTHER commandments in the gospel, including the great commission to go into all the world and preach the gospel, healing and doing deliverance in His name. We are also to forgive as He forgave us if we are to be forgiven, and love one another as He loved us.

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